The best language course is one that is completely adapted to you: your language level, your job, your goals and your needs and wishes. But how do you achieve that? We give you 6 tips on how to get the best language course for yourself. Because believe it or not, it is all in your own hands!
Define your goals.
The best language course is one that is completely tailor-made. That is why it is important to define your goals before starting your course. Before every language course, we organise a short telephone interview - also called a screening - with you, in the foreign language! We do not only determine your current language level, but also get a better idea of your job and what it entails. We create a clearer picture of your goals, wishes and expectations from the training.
Go over the screening report with your language trainer. What can you already do? And what gaps in your language skills still need to be filled so that you can perform your job with equal impact in a foreign language? Writing emails, meetings, presentations? Or rather speak informally with your colleagues during breaks? Everything is possible!
Bring your own teaching materials.
You are the pilot of your training; your coach is the co-pilot. Take control of your training and bring in the material you want to cover yourself. A report you need to process? A presentation coming up soon? That one important meeting? Or (re)writing your own emails? You choose what is important for your job.
Your language trainer values your feedback!
You want feedback from your trainer on your progress and areas for improvement. But your trainer also appreciates your feedback! Would you like to focus on other aspects in terms of content? Is the rhythm of the training too high or just too low? Too much grammar, too little speaking? Need a higher focus on your own job? Your feedback to the trainer ensures that your training is tailored to you. And that it stays that way throughout the training.
Decide with your trainer how you want to use the BLCC e-learning platform.
Did you know that with every BLCC language training you always have access to our e-learning platform? Nice catch! Working actively on the platform ensures that you get faster and better results. Would you like to integrate the e-learning platform during class? Or do you prefer to do the exercises at home at your own pace in preparation for the next lesson or as a repetition of the previous one? Discuss how you want to use the platform with your trainer.
Virtual sessions during your individual course.
In your busy job, flexibility in your language training is key. Do you sometimes have busier working weeks? Feel free to ask your trainer to alternate face-to-face sessions with an online language lesson via Zoom or Teams. Virtual sessions are short and powerful. An ideal language boost in between!
Learning a language is not something you do only during the language course.
You don't just learn a language in the classroom, under the guidance of your trainer. To make really rapid progress, you need to expose yourself to the foreign language as much as possible. Speak with colleagues, listen to or read media in the foreign language, watch a Netflix movie, use the foreign language in private situations, ... Exposure is the key to success.
With these six tips, you take the reins for a language course tailored to your needs. You decide what and how you want to learn, what your goals are, where you want to go and how much exposure to the foreign language you get. In this way, you yourself ensure the best language course. For a successful course!
Would you also like to get started with your tailor-made flexible language training? Our training advisors are ready for you. Get in touch with us!